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Esther A. Balderston Jones Papers


Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

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Esther A. Balderston, a graduate of Wellesley College, became a Quaker missionary teaching the Bible, English and sewing at Friends Girls School, Tokyo, and Press Superintendent of Japan Women's Christian Temperance Union beginning in 1914. She married Thomas E. Jones in 1917.

This collection comprises correspondence, creative works, and ephemera by and about Esther A. Balderston Jones. The collection ranges from 1898 to 1998, and is mostly comprised of business and personal correspondence. The letters were written between 1898 and 1921 back and forth between family members while Jones was traveling in Europe. They document her transportation and experiences abroad. The letters also detail her international missionary endeavors in Germany and Japan. Included in the collection are miscellaneous materials including Jones's own creative works, diary entries and materials, and photographs.

Records are organized into two series: a general file, which contains biographical information and creative works, and a correspondence file.

Gift of Catherine Gaskill, December 16, 2014.

Processed; completed March 2016.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Date
March, 2016
Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17)

Collection Inventory

Archival Resource Key. Biographical Information.
Box 1 Folder 1
Archival Resource Key. Collection Provenance Information.
Box 1 Folder 2
Archival Resource Key. Creative works performances, 1909-1945.
Box 1 Folder 3
Archival Resource Key. Diary Contents, 1911-1915.
Box 1 Folder 4

Archival Resource Key. Correspondence, 1898-11-02-1910-01-26.
Box 1 Folder 5
Archival Resource Key. Correspondence, 1911-04-18-1911-04-28.
Box 1 Folder 6
Archival Resource Key. Correspondence (Berlin), 1911-05-04-1911-06-01.
Box 1 Folder 7
Archival Resource Key. Correspondence (Dresden, Marburg), 1911-06-04-1911-06-28.
Box 1 Folder 8
Archival Resource Key. Correspondence, 1911-07-02-1911-07-28.
Box 1 Folder 9
Archival Resource Key. Correspondence, 1911-08-04-1911-08-28.
Box 1 Folder 10
Archival Resource Key. Correspondence, 1914-08-29-1915-12-19.
Box 1 Folder 11
Archival Resource Key. Correspondence, 1913-03-12-1921-12-03.
Box 1 Folder 12
Archival Resource Key. Correspondence (Japan), 1916.
Box 1 Folder 13

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